16 Best 12 inch Laptops (2019)

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12 inch laptops, are the sweet spot when it comes to portability and productivity. Here, we’ll look at the best 12 inch laptops that you can buy. If you are always on the move, and need to stay productive, having a lightweight laptop is a necessity. The small size allows these 12-inch laptops to fit in many backpacks and some handbags.

The weight also ensures that the ultrabook does not become an inconvenience when moving around. You should not expect a very powerful machine. However, you can use them for normal productivity uses such as browsing the web, using Microsoft Office, replying to emails, watching videos and even book keeping. In some cases, laptops of 12 inch displays can be suitable for general home use, students, and entertainment. This list has both Windows 10 laptops in addition to Chromebooks. All of them have reasonable battery life.

Depending on your budget, you get different designs, storage capacity, RAM and processors. So, here is a list of the best 12 inch laptops. You can get different brands such as Microsoft Surface, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, HP, Asus, LG, and Acer. You can also check out best 11 inch laptops in addition to the best 13 inch laptops.

The Following are the Best 12 inch Laptops (2019):

1Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Laptop


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CPU 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1005G1, i5-1035G4, i7-1065G7
GPU Intel® UHD Graphics (i3), Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics (i5, i7)
Display Size 12.3” PixelSense™ Display
Display Resolution 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI)
RAM 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB LPDDR4x RAM
Storage Space SSD 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1T
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB-C, USB-A, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Crad Reader
Dimensions (L x W x H) 11.5” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)
Weight 1.74 lb (790 g)
Pros Performance, Design,Portable and Lightweight
Cons Quite expensive

2Samsung Galaxy Book 12 2 in 1


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CPU 7th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor (2.5GHz up to 3.1GHz)
GPU Intel HD Graphics
Display Size 12 inches
Display Resolution 2160x1440 pixels
RAM 4GB DDR3-1866 SDRAM
Storage Space 128GB Solid State Drive
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, Audio Jack, SD Card Reader
Dimensions (L x H x W) 14.4 x 0.3 x 7.8 inches
Weight 1.66 pounds
Pros Performance, Price, Lightweight and Portable, Long battery life
Cons Storage capacity

3Acer Switch 3 Laptop


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CPU Intel Pentium N4200 Quad-Core Processor (Up to 2.5GHz)
GPU Intel HD Graphics 505
Display Size 12.2 inches
Display Resolution Full HD 1920 x 1080
RAM 4GB of LPDDR3
Storage Space 64GB Internal Storage
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 1 - USB 3.1 (Type C) port supporting USB 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps), DisplayPort over USB-C, USB Charging 5 V; 3A, DC-in port 20 V, 45 W (Tablet), 1 - USB 3.1 (Type A) port
Dimensions (L x W x H) 11.61 x 7.91 x 0.64 inches
Weight 2.76 pounds
Pros Lightweight and Portable, Long battery life
Cons Performance

4Dell Latitude 12 7000 7285 2-IN-1 Business Laptop


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CPU 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7Y54 1.20 GHz (Turbo 3.20 GHz, 2 Cores 4 Threads, 4MB SmartCache)
GPU Integrated Intel HD Graphics 615
Display Size 12.3 inches
Display Resolution 2880 x 1920 pixels
RAM 8 GB 1866 MHz LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage Space 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Ports 2 USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3, Micro SD 3.0 Memory card reader,
Dimensions (L x W x H) 8.2 x 10.8 x 0.28 inches
Weight 1.5 pounds, 0.68 kg
Pros Lightweight and Portable
Cons Does not come with keyboard

5Dell Inspiron 11 3000 11.6 inch Laptop


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CPU AMD Dual-Core A9-9420e Processor, 2.60GHz Base Frequency, 2MB Smartcache
GPU AMD Radeon R5 Graphics
Display Size 11.6 inches
Display Resolution HD ( 1366 x 768 )
RAM 4GB 2400MHz DDR4 SDRAM
Storage Space 500GB Hard Disk Drive
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 1 x HDMI, 1 x USB 3.1, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Media Card Reader, 1 x combo headphone / microphone Jack
Dimensions (L x W x H) 8 x 11.5 x 0.8 inches
Weight 4.7 pounds
Pros Lightweight, Performance
Cons

6HP 2-in-1 12.3 Touch-Screen Chromebook


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CPU Intel Core M3-7Y30 Dual Core Processor 1.0GHz
GPU Intel HD Graphics 615
Display Size 12.3 inches
Display Resolution 2400 x 1600
RAM 4 GB LPDDR3-1600 SDRAM
Storage Space 32GB eMMC
Operating System Chrome OS
Ports USB, HDMI, SD Card
Dimensions (L x W x H) 11.5 x 8.32 x 0.32 in
Weight 3.06 lbs
Pros Lightweight, Affordable, Display quality
Cons Storage capacity

7Lenovo Miix 630 Laptop


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CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
GPU Adreno 540
Display Size 12 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 4 GB
Storage Space 128GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10 S
Ports USB, Audio Jack
Dimensions (L x W x H) 8.3 x 11.5 x 0.28 in
Weight 1.7 lbs
Pros Lightweight, Portable
Cons NA

8Lenovo Yoga 720 2 in 1 Laptop


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CPU 7th Gen Intel Core i3-7100U processor
GPU Intel Graphics 620
Display Size 12.5 inches
Display Resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080)
RAM 4GB DDR4
Storage Space 128GB Solid State Drive
Operating System Windows 10
Ports 1 x USB 3.0; 1 x USB Type-C; Bluetooth 4.1; Wireless-AC; Built-in Webcam with microphone; Built-in fingerprint reader; Headphone/Microphone combo jack
Dimensions (L x W x H) 11.5 x 8 x 0.6 inches
Weight 2.65 pounds
Pros Performance, Lightweight
Cons None

9Asus C302CA-DHM4 Chromebook Flip 12.5-Inch


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CPU Intel Core M3
GPU Intel HD Graphics 515
Display Size 12.5 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 4GB
Storage Space 64GB SSD
Operating System Chrome OS
Ports USB, Audio Jack
Dimensions (L x W x H) 8.3 x 12 x 0.5 inches
Weight 2.65 pounds
Pros Lightweight and Portable
Cons Storage Capacity

10ASUS ZenBook 3 Laptop


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CPU Intel Core i7 2.7GHz 7500U
GPU Intel HD Graphics
Display Size 12.5 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 16GB of 2133MHz DDR3 
Storage Space 512 GB Flash Memory Solid State
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USBs, HDMI, Audio Jack
Dimensions (L x W x H) 7.5 x 11.7 x 0.5 inches
Weight 2.1 pounds
Pros Display, Performance
Cons NA

11Samsung Galaxy TabPro S Laptop


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CPU Intel Core m3-6Y30 0.9GHz dual core Processor (4M Cache, Max turbo frequency 2.20 GHz)
GPU Intel HD Graphics 515
Display Size 12 inches
Display Resolution 2160 x 1440 pixels
RAM 8GB
Storage Space 256 GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, HDMI, Ethernet, Audio Jack, SD Card Reader
Dimensions (L x W x H) 11.4 x 0.2 x 7.8 inches
Weight 1.5 lbs.
Pros Lightweight, Battery life
Cons None

12Apple 13 Inch MacBook Air Laptop i5-8GB RAM-256GB


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CPU Dual-core 8th-Generation Intel Core i5 Processor
GPU Intel UHD Graphics 616
Display Size 13.3 inches
Display Resolution 1440 x 900 pixels
RAM 8GB
Storage Space 256GB SSD
Operating System MacOS
Ports 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports
Dimensions (L x W x H) 0.61, 11.97. 8.36 inches
Weight 2.75 pounds (1.25 kg)
Pros Portable and Lightweight, Long battery life, Performance
Cons Storage capacity

13Microsoft Surface Pro 4


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CPU Intel Core M processor
GPU Intel
Display Size 12.3 inches
Display Resolution 2736x1824 pixels
RAM 4 GB
Storage Space 128 GB
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, Mini Display, Audio Jack, SD Card Reader
Dimensions (L x W x H) 15.17 x 9.21 x 1.58 inches
Weight 1.7 pounds
Pros Lightweight, Design, Portable, Long battery life
Cons None

14Huawei MateBook E Signature Edition 2-in-1 Laptop


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CPU 7th Generation Intel Core M3 processor
GPU Intel HD Graphics 615
Display Size 12 inches
Display Resolution 2160x1440
RAM 4 GB
Storage Space 128 GB M.2 SATA3 SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USBs
Dimensions (L x W x H) 10.98 x 0.27 x 7.64 inches
Weight 2.43 pounds
Pros Price, Display Quality
Cons Storage Capacity

15LG Gram 13Z980-U.AAW5U1 Laptop


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CPU Intel 8th Generation i5-8250U CPU
GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display Size 13.3 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
RAM 8 GB
Storage Space 256 GB Flash Memory Solid State
Operating System Windows 10
Ports USB, HDMI, LAN
Dimensions (L x W x H) 12 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
Weight 2.07 pounds
Pros Performance, Display
Cons Storage Capacity

16Huawei MateBook X Signature Edition Laptop


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CPU Intel Core i7 processor
GPU Intel HD Graphics 620
Display Size 13 inches
Display Resolution 2160x1440
RAM 8 GB LPDDR3
Storage Space M.2 NVME 256 GB SSD
Operating System Windows 10
Ports Mate Dock 2: USB-A port, USB-C port, HDMI port and VGA port
Dimensions (L x W x H) 11.26 x 0.49 x 8.31 in
Weight 2.31 lbs
Pros Portable, Good Performance, Affordable
Cons Storage might be inadequate for some people

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